Activity Type: Museum/Gallery

March Field Air Museum

Phone: (951) 902-5949


Location: 22550 Van Buren Boulevard March Air Reserve Base
Riverside, California 92518

The March Field Air Museum includes a collection of over 70 aircraft and 30,000 individual artifacts and promoters the understanding of humanities reach for the sky and March Field’s pivotal role in the development of flight.

Mission Inn Tour

Phone: 951-788-9556


Location: 3696 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

The Mission Inn Foundation offers a 75 minute walking tour led by trained docents on the art, architecture and history of the Mission Inn. This is your opportunity to see parts of the Inn that are inaccessible to the general public based on hotel availability. Reservations are highly recommended as we only take a limited number of guests per tour. Tours are $13 for adults and senior citizens, children under twelve are free with an adult. During Festival of Lights, starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, and running through the first weekend after New Year’s Day, tours are $17 per person. Payment is requested at the time of reservation and is nonrefundable.
Group & Student Tours are also available. Reduced rates are available for groups of 25 or more and for school groups.

Riverside Art Museum

Phone: (951) 684-7111


Location: 3425 Mission Inn Avenue Riverside, California 92501

The RAM displays a mix of solo, group, and permanent collection exhibits featuring traditional and contemporary/modern art, regularly displaying the work of some of the best artists in the world, including Marc Chagall, Robert Williams, Takashi Murakami, and Millard Sheets, and other notable artists.

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Phone: (951) 826-5273


Location: 3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, California 92501

A history, anthropological, and natural science museum located on Mission Inn Avenue, The Riverside Metropolitan Museum boasts a prized collection Native American artifacts donated by Cornelius Rumsey of Nabisco.

The Cheech Marin Center For Chicano Art & Culture


Location: 3851 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA, 92501

The Cheech will be the “center of Chicano art, not only for painting, but for sculpture, photography, and video arts.” The 61,420-square-foot center will house hundreds of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by artists including Patssi Valdez, Sandy Rodriguez, Carlos Almaraz, Frank Romero, Judithe Hernández, and Gilbert “Magú” Luján.


Phone: 951-827-4787


Location: 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

UCR ARTS opened to the public in 2010, bringing together the California Museum of Photography (founded in 1973), the Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Art Gallery (1963), and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts (2010). Located three miles from UCR’s main campus, UCR ARTS is located on a single block in adjacent historical buildings along the pedestrian mall in downtown Riverside. Housed in two renovated department stores from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, UCR ARTS’ adaptive reuse enlivens the city’s downtown core.

By merging the already established photographic museum and university art gallery with the new, multi-disciplinary Culver Center, UCR ARTS serves as a cultural anchor for both the University and the broader Inland Empire communities. UCR ARTS organizes provocative and timely art exhibitions, performances, screenings, and other programs with the aim of invigorating the cultural life of artists and residents of Southern California, nurturing creative and critical thinking on campus and in the community, and promoting the importance of the arts for a healthy society. UCR ARTS offers innovative programs that engage diverse audiences, nourish the imagination, and challenge assumptions.

The extensive art, photography, and research collections of the CMP and Sweeney Art Gallery make UCR ARTS an important destination for audiences as well as researchers working in a wide range of fields.

UCR ARTS’ activities embody UCR’s commitment to broadly-based public education and cutting-edge research. As a university museum and art gallery, UCR ARTS is committed to offering students opportunities for professional museum work. Students from UCR and elsewhere are involved under the aegis of independent course status, internships, work-study, and as volunteers.